1. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 10 years ago

    in order to succeed in the business world, one must have technical and people savvy.   So many times, those who are often the most technically savvy are not the most people  savvy.   The old paradigm that one must work hard to succeed no longer holds muster.   The new paradigm is that one must work smart, be highly acquainted with one's particular corporate environment, and to  network.   

    One must have the prerequisite people savvy.    Those who are more likely to be promoted must have a lethal combination of technical and people savvy.     While one does not have to be googly eyed friendly on the job, one must cultivate a semiprofessional relationship with coworkers.   A coworker may know those  who would be able to help you get that desirable job.   Or a coworker may one day be a superior.   One never knows.   

    At work, it is always best to be cordially professional in addition to having technical savvy.    The name of the game in the corporate world is people and connection savvy.   In other words, if you are not known, you will not get promoted, pure and simple!    Do you agree with this premise?

    1. Efficient Admin profile image92
      Efficient Adminposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think it's a good idea to hire people who can get along well with all levels of employees in the organization, someone who can work well with others and have a teamplayer mentality.  I've seen too many toxic lazy bad employees who make the work environment more difficult and quite frankly they are not worth it.

      1. gmwilliams profile image83
        gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Now more than ever, the name of the work game is to be a consummate teamplayer in addition to having technical knowledge and expertise.    The workers who are teamplayers and people persons are more likely to be promoted even though they may possess average technical knowledge and expertise than the person with excellent technical knowledge and expertise but have below average to poor people interfacing skills.     

        I have seen people with A+ technical knowledge and expertise.   They know about job procedures and are stellar producers and workers; however, their people skills are abysmal.     As supervisors and directors, they created an extremely toxic work environment.   No one wanted to be around them; however, the POWERS THAT BE decreed that these supervisors were beyond par, so they stayed.     However, at my last job, there was a man with stellar technical knowledge and expertise.   He received awards for stellar work performance; however his people skills were negligible at best.   The POWERS THAT BE  at the agency refused to promote him and when they finally did, he was subsequently demoted.    He was, in essence, set up for failure.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)